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Old 08-16-2006, 06:13 AM
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I actually visited the royal palace in Brussels once (and for free). The throneroom and ballroom took my breath away: all those chandeleers and all that gold! Exactly how a royal palace should be. I also liked the modern green ceiling that was recently made by an artist (I believe under strong approval of Queen Paola) and the marble fireplaces & the amazing vases.
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would anybody have a floorplan of the Royal Palace in Brussels!..
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:15 AM
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The Royal Palace,Brussels,will be opened to the public during the annual summer opening from july 25th till september 7th,admission is free,
and you can visit the exhibition `Science at the Palace" that will be opened this week by HRH The Duke of Brabant.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:04 AM
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and you can visit the exhibition `Science at the Palace" that will be opened this week by HRH The Duke of Brabant.
The 18th, to be exact.
The visit sure is worth it, so anyone who can should go!
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What a beautiful building!
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:58 PM
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I actually visited the royal palace in Brussels once (and for free). The throneroom and ballroom took my breath away: all those chandeleers and all that gold! Exactly how a royal palace should be. I also liked the modern green ceiling that was recently made by an artist (I believe under strong approval of Queen Paola) and the marble fireplaces & the amazing vases.

A very small piece of that ceiling is made by Queen Paola. She made a "P" near one of the doors.
I saw it when I visited the palace a few years ago. According Jean Fabre [the artist who made the ceiling] she had glue everywhere but did a good job.
I like the ceiling, but I don't no if I like the green chandelier
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The chandelier did seem a bit too much to me, tbh. But the effect of that ceiling, it's just... wow...
Too bad taking pics isn't allowed
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:17 AM
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The Royal Palace will be opened again for the public from july 26th till september 13th,every day except mondays from 10.30AM till 16.30PM.

HM The King will open the Science at the Palace exhibition on july 20th.
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Would they be allowed to live there as well if they wanted? Also, does anyone have a picture of the palace the king lives at? I think it's called Belvedere and I couldn't find it on google.
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I'm not sure if it is suited as a place to live, SpeedDial. Of course you don't see the entire building when you go there and take the tour, but it seems to me that it would mostly be used as "office" for the King and official reception place for Ambassadors, and other government representatives (since it's in the middle of Brussels it's easy to reach).

I think the location is also not so ideal. I'm sure they prefer the lush green grounds of the Laeken domain over the grey stones of the centre of Brussels.

There's a thread with pics of the Belvedere here
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Thank you for posting those pictures LadyLeana. It's a nice home, but smaller than what I thought it would be. I guess when I think of royalty, I automatically think of huge palaces as being their homes.
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Is the palace this year also open to the public? I am going to travel to Brussels in August, and I want to visit the palace!
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Is the palace this year also open to the public? I am going to travel to Brussels in August, and I want to visit the palace!
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Is the admission free?
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Is the admission free?
Yes the admisson is free. But unfortunately there are also no audio gudies or guided tours probably because it's free entrance. You can however buy guide books and postcards in the Entrance Hall of the Palace.
Also worth a Visit is the Bellevue Museum next to the Palace.
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Less than 2 weeks left for a visit to the royal palace. If one of you is at close quarters, I can only recommend it. The renovated rooms look superb and the newly acquired art by Michaël Borremans suits the palace well. Great idea to portrait the lackeys.

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picture gallery of the open palace days. The palace can be visited till spetember 11th
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Yesterday a massive hole appeared out of nowhere in front of the royal palace in Brussels.
http://i43.tinypic.com/2z8aq1e.jpg
Thankfully nobody was injured, the waterpipeline to the palace is damaged tough. It's the street where the parade on national day takes place and during receptions the place is used as car park. A spokesperson of Brussels' administration admitted that the street was in very bad condition and they will fix it now.
Weg zakt in aan koninklijk paleis (Brussel) - Het Nieuwsblad
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Is it known what did cause the hole?
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